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“Historic, but hot & stuffy-shared bath was sometimes a pain” 4 of 5 stars
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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Grand Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190   |  
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“Historic, but hot & stuffy-shared bath was sometimes a pain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Area that this hotel is in is historic and fun to be in-like your in a little piece of history. We stayed in the hotel in a room with 2 dbl beds and shared bath. Room was really hot even with fan in window-slept with no blanket/sheet on whole night even though it got down to 40 deg in the night. First night we stayed shared bath was not an issue-but had to wait behind 4 people for a shower the 2nd night. One shower for women and one shower for men per floor. Toilet was always free. It was doable, but not ideal. More like camping in a nicer setting. I would probably try to stay in one of the cabins next time. I booked 13 months ahead and still couldn't get a room with a private bath. Oh, well good stories to tell, right?

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A week before our short trip to Yellowstone, I looked online for a place to stay. There was only one room left in the whole park, at Mammoth Hotel. Well, I booked it quickly and we were delighted with our good fortune. This is a rather old hotel, the inside of which reminded me of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. But, it had a lot of charm and the employees were very friendly. Larry, the head of security spent a great deal of time answering our questions and offering helpful suggestions. The room was small, but we had our own bathroom which was well appointed and clean. The grounds of the hotel were well maintained, possibly by the elk grazing on the property. We could see them from our room and saw a mother and baby elk as we retrieved things from our car. Just be careful to stay clear of them as they are wild and strong, but they don't mind having their picture taken.
The hotel is very near Fort Yellowstone which housed Army soldiers sent to protect the park and its animals from poachers and developers around 100 years ago. There is also a great view of the travertine terraces located above Mammoth Hot Springs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barstow, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our stay here was a good one. We stayed in one of the cabins with a dedicated bathroom. There is no TV or AC but these cabins are so cute and nostalgic that if they put a TV in there it would take away from that. The front patio is a really nice addition to the cabin. If we had stayed longer we would have been able to use it more. There are a good deal of wildlife that play right on the property. The service at the hotel itself was fine. My only complaint is the quality of food and service in the food establishments. The employees seemed bothered by having to help you and the food was not good at all. We tried a couple of different grills in yellowstone and it was the same at every location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Last time we stayed in the cabins - this time the hotel. This hotel is located at Mammoth which is the park headquarters. There is a post office, visitor center, medical clinic and much more. It is a very nice area to stay in.

Check in & check out in staff was kind and courteous. They make sure everything is done correctly & your needs are met. Going up to our room, the hallways are very wide. They just don't do that anymore in new hotels.

We stayed on the 3rd floor. We had a nice view of the mountains. The room was perfect & very clean. It had beautiful high ceilings & doors, light fixtures, door knobs & even the old fashioned push buttons to turn on the lights. It was so classy that I felt like we were in an old movie. The bathroom was large & had a vintage sink & claw foot tub with a wrap around curtain so you could take a shower. The shower head was large & the water pressure was excellent.

The moldings all through the space was beautiful. Our room was large & included a antique dresser & mirror. The room was quiet - never heard the neighbors. No AC but there was a fan. We did not need it even though the day was warm, the nights get nice & cool. Also there was a phone in the room. And in this area my smart phone worked. Only thing lacking is a hair dryer. But I always bring one along just in case.
Be sure to check out the map room off the hotel lobby.

After we checked out we realized we left our phone charger behind so we went back . Within minutes it was found & already had a tag on it with our name. We have been to YNP many times, but never stayed at this hotel. I cannot wait to return. For what you get, the price is very fair. We had 2 queen size beds in our room. If you want to stay here & are on a budget you may get rooms that have a shared bath. We saw two elk cows near the hotel that had new babies. Be sure to give the animals a break by giving them their space.

This hotel is open in the winter. I booked our room about 8 months in advance.

We had the breakfast buffet at the Mammoth dining room next door. It was very good. $12.50 INCLUDED all drinks.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We loved these nostalgic, roadside-style cabins from the 1930's when we visited several years ago and made sure to stay there again. The location is great, the area is green and clean and you look up at the hot springs. An extra hat tip to the clerk who advised me that, in order to get AT&T cell service "you have to walk over to the post office and stand in front of the bear statue." She was right.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have a little crush on Mammoth Hot Springs. I loved the look of the whole place, it's great olde time national park lodge looking and the physical setting is spectacular. It's a nice spot: nice lobby to sit in, nice front porch of the main lodge, (though some umbrellas would be great), free coffee and tea in the early morning, the historic fort to walk around, a nice store and, the Old Fort area (now residential) that is a nice walk around. There are also a couple of great hikes you can do from here and it's a decent location for exploring the Lamar Valley or taking hikes from Tower-Roosevelt. We had a very good dinner in the dining room as well as a nice breakfast. Sitting on the front porch of our cabin (with bath) was also very nice. The cabins are SMALL but super cute and everything was very clean. The elk are a nice touch, too. Almost like they called central casting for elks and put them out in totally picturesque ways. But, people, for Pete's sake, stay away from the elk! The bad behavior we saw (not just the woman who let the elk LICK HER FACE but the parents who let their kids crawl on the ground towards the elk getting ever closer) was incredible. Those poor park rangers must get so tired of yelling! A great National Park property. Would ABSOLUTELY go again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paso Robles California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you want the real Yellowstone experience, this is a good bet. This is the second time we have stayed in the Frontier cabins and although rustic, they were very clean and in good condition. Had one for ourselves and one for the grandkids. Elk walk out in front and around the cabins. If your main thing is wildlife on your trip, this is the in-park accommodations that are the closest to the famous Lamar Valley section of Yellowstone. On the way to the Lamar, you also have the Blacktail Plateau so between the two in the summer we saw a lot of Elk, big herds of Bison, Bear, Antelope and even a Badger. Bighorn Sheep are also seen in the area although we did not see any of them this time. In the winter and the Spring, this is also the best place to see Wolves, which we have done before. The restraunt here had very good food and service as well as being an excellent value for the money. Staff overall was very helpful. The only downside this time is that the famous and beautiful Mammoth Hot Springs terraces which the last time we were here were running full blast were down to a bare dribble due to an earthquake a few years ago closing off the vent. However, it could reopen anytime in the future but I would call ahead if that is one of the reasons for you staying here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Grand Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Location: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Yellowstone National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 257
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